HEALTH bosses are urging residents to not be complacent following the Prime Minister’s announcement about lifting lockdown restrictions.
Greater than 54,000 York residents have acquired a Covid vaccine and town’s case charges have fallen dramatically.
The most recent validated charge for York is 66 instances per 100,000 individuals – in comparison with the nationwide common of 128.5.
Public Well being director Sharon Stoltz stated: “By staying at dwelling and following the principles round ‘fingers, face, house’ we now have managed to sluggish the unfold of the virus.
“We’re vastly grateful to everybody for his or her efforts, however we can not let our guard down but. York’s charges are nonetheless far larger than we wish and the NHS remains to be beneath important strain imply it’s critical we proceed to work collectively to sluggish the unfold of an infection. It’s estimated that 70 per cent of recent instances of Covid in York are attributable to the brand new UK variant which spreads rather more simply.
“The roll out of vaccines is unbelievable information, however we additionally have to proceed testing alongside.”
Council chief Keith Aspden stated the roadmap publication is welcome – however companies and residents want extra assist.